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I haven't, but I've had buyers who passed on houses they like because they were virtually adjacent to or across the street from a cemetary.
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Hell I am trying to sell one that backs up to a cemetary.
At least they have flowers, wreath's and a well kept lawn compared to the neighbor's yard to the west!
Nina Hollander, Broker
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Yes. It was a small community with very affordable homes. Some balked and others took advantage of the deal and the quiet!
Nope. It's always been a distraction. I even had a client that really liked the house but not the street name...Cemetery Lane!
Jeff Dowler CRS - I almost did it, based on buyer's insistance, who eventually contacted extended family in India and did not proceed!
I was working with client and he loved a cluster of multi-family buildings. He kept hemming and hawing and finally informed me that, being Chinese, a cemetary is not good luck and people won't want to live there. I brought him back through the packed parking lots, well kept landscape and asked him why he thought that. He went into his customs and we discussed how one may prefer a more desirable location by a park, you won't get calls about problematic neighbors or worry about unkept grounds. Since the parking lot was full and building well kept, he either had to move past this superstition or move on. He was too slow and lost the buildings, but lesson learned.
I represented the Buyers on a home with the cemetery to the rear of their back yard. We were in a multiple offer scenario.
I then represented them when they were upsizing and we again were in a multiple offer scenario in selling this same home.
I saw no downside to the cemetery: quiet & peaceful, beautiful trees and shrubs, nice flowers . . .
Nina Hollander, Broker
yes and sometimes yes and sometimes no. Actually sold a small acreage tract once (7 or so as I recall) and it turned out there was an old cemetary in the woods. The buyer hired an attorney, the seller paid the buyer back for about an acre based on price divided by 7.
yes, I have and it was a very quiet area.... no impact....
I have sold a few, just as many buyers love it as would stay clear, it is quiet. Except for on a full moon
I sold a home with a cemetery on the property. It's a small cemetery still tended by a few great-great grandchildren. There was full disclosure and restrictions on the deed to preserve access; no problem in this sale.
Good morning Jeff. Have flip a couple of properties next to or near cemeteries, it didn't seem to effect value, but always price them correctly.
Nope, I never had a pleasure. But with a right pricing everything is sold.
I had two new homes this year that contracted before they were finished and they were on each side of an old family cemetary. The buyers had no concerns.
I have shown houses that were near cemetarties but have never sold one by a cemetary.
Evelyn had one next to a cemetery. There were a few that had a problem with it, but most didn't care.
Nobody has said anything so far.
I have yet to have that happen. Although I knew some people that rented next to a cementary. They loved it.
Jeff, we had a home for sale across a cemetery and there was no negative feedback about the cemetery, and actually some positive feedback about how beautiful it was.
My wife is inheriting about 150 grave plots in that very cemetery as her Dad made a deal in selling them the acreage to expand and they will do the upkeep in perpetuity. We now have a real good reply when we get some of those sales calls where they want us to buy some burial lots!
I have sold homes that are impacted. There is always a Anti-impact solution
We only have one cemetery in town in Minot and I think the values around it are very comparable to anywhere else in town. It is a VERY well maintained cemetery and that may have something to do with it.
It was behind the backyard and yes, it was an issue and hurt the price. Fior me the good news was no parties being thrown behind the house.
That's funny...I was just thinking about that on Saturday. I went to a nice new construction home, prob. in $1.5+ million range. It's a new "complex" (not sure if that is the right word and the builder I guess bought the whole lot and constructed may 10-15 homes - all very large.
When I left, I noticed is was right across the street from the cementary. Now, technically, to get to my customer's home, you make a right, then a left, but there is no other way out. I would think it would have a big impact on resale value.
i actually bought a house across from a cemetery and it made no difference when we sold the house. My 2 year old looked out the window one night, though, and asked me who the lady and man were who were sitting on my car...
Jeff Dowler CRS No I haven't. A friend bought a home where there was a civil war cemetery in behind his lot. He liked it, it was very quiet.
Previewed a house that turned out to have a grave in the yard. The house was old and gorgeous, on a big lot that was subdivisible, but no one had ever bothered to deal with the fact that there was someone interred within the lot lines. Seller found out how difficult it would be to exhume and rebury the remains, so they did nothing. Eventually the property sold to a developer who went through the lengthy process of searching public records for a living relative (unsuccessful), obtaining permits and getting municipal approval to move the grave to a nearby cemetary.
Yes, right next door on a home with a couple of acres. The busy road out front was more of an impact than the cemetery. Sold it, but it wasn't fast.
Yes... and no impact.
Yes. The cemetery was actually a selling feature, because the owner has no houses in his back yard. I sold the lot, and brought in the builder. Large live oak trees and large cedars in the cemetery. A wood privacy fence obscures the view of the tombstones.
The 2 acre cemetery dates to the late 1800's. There are still burials every once in a while. I live nearby, we see the funeral processions coming down our street a couple of times per year.
Yes, I'm afraid it did. It was down the street & even that was a problem.
Townhouse overlooking the cemetary - problem.
Yes, I sold a home that was a converted church with a cemetery. It was NOT easy but it sold and for a good price!
I have shown some. Buyers always say it doesn’t matter but they never make offers.
Yes and you know they are never going to build on the land and it is quite. I am not scared of ghosts.
I have shown, but even with the "quiet neighbors", have not been successful in selling one.
I have not, personally. Some people have issues with it and it's bad feng shui.
Yes. This limits the interest.